UPDATE #6: STRIKE - APM Terminals Los Angeles: OCU Work Stoppage - 12/3/2012
12/04/2012 08:17 am
Dear Valued Customer,
The situation in Los Angeles/Long Beach remains largely unchanged and is expected to extend into a second week. At the moment there is no resolution to the strike. The SSA Terminals are open because of a contract negotiated previously with the OCU but all other terminals are closed:
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There are a number of vessels docked at the closed facilities that will not discharge until the strike is resolved, numerous vessels are anchored and waiting for resumption of terminal activities, and it is suspected that four vessels are being diverted to Mexico for discharge. None of the carriers have announced plans for a congestion surcharge but it is expected that additional surcharges will be levied.
We would like to prepare you for what the situation will be when the piers do reopen:
The free time for containers caught at the terminals during the strike may or may not be extended.
Empty containers that are out and cannot be returned due to the strike will most likely incur per diem charges which will be billed by your trucker after the empties are returned.
Once the strike ends and the terminals are working, expect delays.
We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to have a more detailed update later today.
If you have any questions please contact us at 305-471-8989.
Thank you for your continued support,